Freelancers and Solopreneurs: How Much Are You Really Losing in Employee Benefits?

Freelancers and Solopreneurs: How Much Are You Really Losing in Employee Benefits?

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Just How Much are Employee Benefits Really Worth? Perhaps the one thing that hinders people from becoming Freelancers and Solopreneurs are the cushy Employee Benefits that come along with a full-time job.  But how much are Employee Benefits really worth?  First we explore how much in financial terms it amounts to and then we explore the real costs borne by freelancers and solopreneurs. I've been an independent contractor for the last few years.  It wasn't something I chose; rather it was a situation that happened after I got laid off in 2014.  Luckily, I was able to find contract work shortly afterwards. For the first, year or so, I didn't even think about replacing the benefits I would've received from an employer in the past.  If you are like me,…
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